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Jessica Lopez
LATEST POSTS BY Jessica Lopez
What It’s Like to be Hospitalized During the Pandemic—Without COVID-19
In January 2020, none of us knew what this year would bring, especially not Eli Robbins.
The Curious Case of a Cushing’s Disease Diagnosis
For roughly a year, Alaina Axford-Moore struggled to rationalize a strange set of symptoms, and her medical mystery didn't end with her diagnosis.
What I Wish People Knew About Being a DACA Recipient
A certified medical assistant openly shares the hurtful stereotypes she faces and her struggles with living in fear and caring for her family.
An Oncologist Reflects on Patient and Self Care During COVID-19
Although Dr. Ana Maria Lopez has been a medical oncologist for more than 20 years, she observes that the challenges of caring for patients during this pandemic are unique.
Nancy Baxter’s Pregnancy
and Birth Story During COVID-19
A New Jersey mom shares how she had to shift her expectations about her March 2020 delivery during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Micra AV Pacemaker Implanted
The newly FDA-approved pacemaker is the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony, specifically designed for patients with AV block.
I Didn’t Get a Colonoscopy Until I Was 61, but I Didn’t Need to Be So Scared
Horror stories about getting a colonoscopy and the dreaded prep made Diana put off her own until a physician helped her tap the courage to make the appointment.
A Guide on Going Back – Or Not – in the “Green Phase” of Coronavirus Reopening
As salons, yoga studios, gyms, restaurants and workspaces prepare to open in Pennsylvania’s “green phase” of coronavirus reopening, here’s what you need to consider to stay safe.
Art is the Recipe for Recovery
for Philly Chef Brad Spence
Brad Spence was just 43 years old, and on the cusp of opening a new restaurant, when life abruptly hit the pause button.
One Year Later, Hahnemann’s Cystic Fibrosis Program Thriving at Jefferson
The closure of Hahnemann University Hospital included a cystic fibrosis program with 110 patients who could not afford a lapse in care.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Going to the Doctor’s During COVID-19
Physicians in cardiology, primary care and urgent care share what you can expect, and what not to, when you come for an appointment.